IC (Austria)

If you will be taking a journey by Austrian IC trains, our guide will tell you the key things you need to know, to make the most of the journey experience.

Prior to the introduction of the Railjets these were the first rank express trains in Austria, and they’re beginning to show their age.

However, in common with the older generation of IC trains that can be found across Europe, they’re more spacious than many of the more modern trains being introduced in other countries - you won’t be crammed in airline style.

In 1st class some seats are in compartments with a door to a side corridor, while other seats are in open plan saloons.

In 2nd class virtually all seats are in open plan saloons.

They share some routes with the Railjets, but when they do they stop at towns that the Railjets skip, so they’re slower in comparison.

Despite being slower than the Railjets they are no cheaper, so for journeys such as Vienna/Wien – Salzburg target the Railjets

Though between some Austrian towns these OBB IC trains are still the fastest option.


There will be a bar/bistro on most IC train services, and when open it will sell  comparatively good hot and cold food that isn’t extortionately priced, but don’t overly rely on the full range of items being available.

Bistro (Hot Food)
Bar (Cold Food)
Double Deck
High Speed

Rail passes and reservations

Close this info panel  

Other features

Close this info panel  


Close this info panel